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The Honors Program is the core of a variety of enrichment opportunities available at Roane State. The program offers a unique course of study to the most promising students at the college. The program, in affiliation with the National Collegiate Honors Council, is designed around the concept of student initiative and academic achievement. It is designed for students who want more from their collegiate experience. It provides opportunities to experience learning at a deeper level while having some responsibility for expression in creative academic projects. Honors serves students who work hard, raise questions, and seek answers.

The Honors Program maintains strict standards for admission and participation. However, there are no extra fees to pay and many services are provided at no cost to the students. The most important criterion for success is each student’s motivation and dedication to learning.

Admission Requirements

You may apply to the program if you are a:

  • Freshman who has attained a 3.5 GPA in high school and/or scored 25 or higher on the ACT
  • Current RSCC student who has attained a 3.5 GPA with a minimum of 12 college level credits
  • Transfer student who has attained 3.5 GPA with at least 12 college-level credits from another accredited institution.

NOTE: Some exceptions to these requirements are made based on a personal interview.

Honors students enjoy benefits such as field trips, social gatherings, cultural events, special programs and presentations. Members of the Honors Program are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, which provides many transfer scholarships to four-year institutions.

Those who earn twelve hours of Honors credit and maintain at least a 3.3 GPA graduate as an Honors Associate and receive a certificate. Those who earn eighteen hours and maintain a 3.3 GPA graduate from the Honors Program and receive an Honors diploma. All Honors graduates and Phi Theta Kappa members receive special recognition at graduation.  For more information visit or call toll free at 1-866-462-7722 ext. 4271 or ext. 2010 or 865-354-3000 ext. 4271 or ext. 2010.

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